Severn Bridge: M48 Chepstow to Aust to close for 10k run

severn bridge m48 chepstow to aust to close for 10k run - Severn Bridge: M48 Chepstow to Aust to close for 10k runImage copyright Geograph/Jaggery
Image caption Runners will first head west towards Wales, before returning to England

The M48 Severn Bridge will be closed on Sunday morning for a running event.

The annual Severn Bridge half-marathon will not go ahead this year due to coronavirus but the road between Chepstow in Monmouthshire and Aust in South Gloucestershire will shut for a 10km time trial from 07:30 BST to midday.

A limited entry of 1,250 runners will start at 10-second intervals.

Highways England said a “clearly signed diversion route” would be in place.

Runners taking part will be able to start within a three-hour window, setting off on the westbound carriageway before turning around near Junction 2 of the M48 and heading back eastbound across the bridge.

Gareth Price, of Highways England, said: “We’d like to remind road users to plan ahead, and as well as the bridge closure, local roads are also expected to be a little busier before and after the race.

“Our advice is to check our traffic and travel information channels, set off early and allow plenty of time.”

Highways England said up-to-date travel information would be available on its Twitter feed.

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